Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Self-consciousness, philosophy: self-consciousness is a form of consciousness that allows a localization of the thinking subject in the logical space. The prerequisite for self-consciousness is consciousness of external and internal processes as well as the ability to differentiate between these two sources of influences. See also identification, self-identification, self, I, consciousness, individuation, identity, person.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Frank I 81
I/body/Anscombe: only in particular I sentences it applies that their description coincides with the description of events: e.g. "I jump", "I stand", etc.
coming from this:
Self-consciousness/Anscombe: self-consciousness can be determined externally! For example, Henry James: a novel character ("the poor Baldy") has lost his self-consciousness, but not his consciousness in a fall from the coach.
Constitutively for James and Anscombe then for an externally observable or writable...
Fra I 82
...Self-consciousness, the concept of an immediate, concept of actions without a subject, etc., which can be referred to as subjectless but to acting and suffering "things".
Reason: this should avoid two things:
1. as a speaker of "I" to claim a body,
2. to identify a thing that is different from the body, but which then has to be related to the body.
SchaedeVsAnscombe: it remains unclear what this is about. What is a "subjectless act"?
Frank I 92
Self-consiousness/Anscombe: self-consciousness can be explained as "awareness that this and that belongs to oneself".
Caution: "he himself" is very different from "from oneself".

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Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994

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